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Established in 1863, Boston College is one of the oldest and most prestigious Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. Ranked 36th among national universities by U.S. News and World Report, Boston College has consistently exhibited a strong dedication to academic excellence. With approximately 9,100 undergraduate and 4,900 graduate students, the University offers programs in eight colleges, including the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, the Carroll School of Management, the Lynch School of Education and Human Develpment, the Connell School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Social Work, the School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College Law School, and Woods College of Advanced Studies.
- Fall or Full Year
- March 1
- Spring Semester
- September 30
If your university is a Boston College partner, contact your home university’s international exchange office to find out about their application procedures. You must be nominated by your home university to apply to Boston College as an exchange student.
- Students must be in good academic standing, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Students must have a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or IELTS score of 6.5 overall, or a DuoLingo score of 125 for proving language proficiency.
All other international students wishing to pursue studies at Boston College may contact the Boston College Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Submitting an Application
Once nominated, students will receive an email with a link to the exchange application.
- Fall/Academic Year: March 1
- Spring: September 30
Once accepted to Boston College, students will receive e-mail notification of their acceptance. The acceptance package and visa documents will be sent electronically to the students’ BC email address. The home university’s international exchange office will be informed.
Boston College is proud to maintain bilateral agreements for student exchanges with over fifty of the most prestigious universities around the world. In addition to more than 1,000 Boston College students who participate in academic programs abroad, each year the Office of International Programs welcomes more than 250 international exchange students, from our partner institutions in approximately 30 countries. We are proud to have formal exchange agreements with the following universities.
"Boston College is like a big and warm family that welcomes everybody to join in. I blend in really well by participating in Boston College’s activities and clubs."
Incoming International Exchange Students